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How to create Windows Linux and Network SNMP Devices for Lab Environment

What is SNMP devices?

SNMP device is a device that is managed using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP devices can communicate among each other include switches, bridges, routers, access servers, computer hosts, hubs, and printers.

Why to use of XIAN SNMP Device Simulator ?

With XIAN SNMP device simulator, we can create “N” numbers of simulated devices like physical / virtual machines, routers, switches and printers. We don’t have to create different physical/virtual machine, Switches, Hubs and Computer Nodes to simulate application testing for IT admins. No need to acquire very high end machine or server to run your lab setup, you can just install Xian Simulator and you can test “n” number of scenarios.

Download the XIAN SNMP Devices Simulator from here.

Device Recorder Feature in Xian SNMP device simulator allows us to record the state of physical devices for further simulation. This intern can help to TEST different scenarios which had happened earlier in your network. This will intern help to analyse and resolve the commonly repeated problems in your environment.

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How to Simulate Computer Devices/nodes and Run Test Scenarios?

IT admins can simulate their work environment very easy in the test labs using XIAN SNMP device simulator. We can connect to virtual share drives using XIAN SNMP device simulator.  I’ve connected to shared drives of simulated devices with IP 192.168.1.14,  192.168.1.15 and 192.168.1.14.  SNMP simulator is very easy to install and IT Admins can easily simulate the workload with this.

Once an assigned IP is used for simulation you can connect to the share drive, but noticed that this share corresponds to the share server on which this IP and any other list of IPs are added (network card). So basically through this IP we are connecting to the resource on which the agent is running. We can be using multiple IPs for simulation and all of them will connect to the same resource (the agent server).

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IT admin can also run the services.MSC on different simulated devices as I’ve shown in the following  picture. As mentioned above using simulated IPs, we’re intern connecting to the Windows host where Xian Device Simulator agent is running.

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Do you want to simulate the scenario which is happened in the past within minutes?

By using Xian SNMP device simulator, we can record the state of simulated devices in your test environment this can help to TEST the scenario which had happened earlier in your network. This will help to resolve your production issues in big time. SNMP device simulator provides ability to record any physical SNMP Network device that an IT can add to increase the list of device templates available for simulation.

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How to Add/Remove/Stop/Save/Load Windows and Network devices to Simulator ?

We can Add/Remove/Stop/Save/Load Windows and Network devices to Xian SNMP  device simulator with very ease. The simulator comes with loads of pre-loaded devices like Cisco switches, Hubs and Routers etc. Now it’s going to take only 5 minutes to get your simulated devices created and running.

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Do you know SNMP version 3 provides more security?

Xian SNMP device simulator supports all versions of SNMP. It supports SNMP Version 1, SNMP Version 2 and most secured SNMP version 3. Version 3 is able to the correct the security deficiencies of SNMP version 1 and Versions 2.

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Scripting is also supported with command line” option of Xian SNMP device Simulator .It’s easily scalable in terms of handling large amount of devices. Once you have defined your devices, you can deploy elaborated set of devices.

It is possible to simulate a Windows or UNIX computer as a SNMP device if you previously enable this component (windows SNMP service or the corresponding demon in UNIX) and obtain a SNMP dump from it. Of course you won’t be able to do many things like getting connected to that ‘computer’ and stop services or so; just emulate how it might respond to SNMP.

About Author 

Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard ! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 13 years of experience (calculation done on the year 2014) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012,Current Branch, Intune. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, SCOM, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, RMS, Hyper-V etc...

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